Outflow Eruption

Following the passage of a strong gust front, the turbulent textures of a “whale’s mouth” formation offer the moving illusion of a rolling boil, a perspective made even more striking when the formation brackets a volcanic mountain in the High Plains of northeastern New Mexico,  giving the eruptive appearance a geological foundation.  Even though a superficial glance makes it appear the cloud emanates from the oxymoronically named Little Grande, in fact it “erupted” from a cluster of thunderstorms behind the view and moved overhead, then above and past the mountain.

10 NW Grenville NM (30 Jul 17) Looking SE
36.666, -103.7855

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